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Today's News

  • Holocaust survivor speaks locally

     

    Fred Gross considers himself a lucky man.

    Having grown up during the Holocaust, Gross is likely one of few Jewish people who can say he and his entire family escaped death.

    Gross, who now lives in Louisville, spoke at Campbellsville High School on Monday and at the Taylor County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrea Lawler, the library's new director, met Gross before her employment there and arranged for him to speak.

    About 60 people came to the library to hear Gross speak and meet him afterward.

  • Caldwell's career really gets off the ground

     

    Anyone who has ever used a GPS device to get where they're going should thank Todd Caldwell.

    Caldwell, who grew up in Campbellsville, is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force.

    He is chief of the Global Positioning System IIF Branch of the Space Vehicles Division at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

    Caldwell spends his days working with his 35-member team to prepare GPS satellites for launch. His team is in midst of launching a block of 12 satellites. Eight have been launched so far.

  • University fined in connection with power line incident

     

    The investigation into Campbellsville University's actions on the day four firefighters were injured on campus is now complete.

    The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has fined CU for one of its employees not wearing a safety harness while he was in a bucket truck with a student who was filming the ALS challenge.

  • Taylor County School District gets additional money for new facilities

    In a year and a half, the Taylor County School District will be home to the first performance-based learning campus in Kentucky.

    And, at a price tag of just about $50 million, the District will only have to pay about half that cost. The state will foot the rest of the bill - including an additional $5 million awarded this week.

    At Tuesday's meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education, members awarded bids for the new Taylor County High School and primary center.

  • Air Evac celebrates 10 years in Taylor County

     

    He was 12, and just wanted to ride his ATV. But after a crash, he remained in a hospital for 50 days, in critical condition.

    In August 2005, John Stillwell was involved in a four-wheeler collision on Hickory Grove Road.

    He lost control of his ATV and struck the Hickory Grove Church sign and building.

    After being treated at the scene, he was air lifted by Air Evac personnel to Kosair's Children's Hospital in Louisville.

  • Brucker denied bond request again

     

    He has again been denied a chance at freedom.

    Dale Brucker, who is accused of murdering his infant stepson, has again been denied a request for bond.

    Brucker, 27, is incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center. His bond had been set at $125,000 cash.

    But in April, after several requests, Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram agreed to lower the bond to $50,000 cash, with a $1,000 deposit required and an order for Brucker to stay at home in Casey County and wear an electronic monitor, among other conditions.

  • Local furniture company featured on KET show

    An upcoming episode of KET's "Kentucky Life" will profile a Campbellsville business.

    McMahan & Son Furniture will be featured on the episode, which airs Saturday, Nov. 22, Sunday, Nov. 23, and Monday, Nov. 24.

    Mammoth Cave and Harper's Country Hams in Clinton County will be also be featured.

    The episode will air Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. on KET2.

  • Deadline to submit letters to Santa is Dec. 5

     

    With only a few weeks left until Christmas Eve, Santa has begun checking his list twice in preparation for his trip around the world.

    Santa recently told the Central Kentucky News-Journal that letters and drawings from children and adults alike are the best part of his holiday season.

    As always, the CKNJ will serve as the drop-off station for letters to Santa this Christmas season.

    Letters to Santa should be sent in care of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to P.O. Box 1138, Campbellsville, KY 42719.

  • TCHS offers nursing program for students

     

    Students pursuing a career in the medical field have an opportunity to get a jumpstart on their education and experience by enrolling in the Taylor County High School nursing program.

    Students receive hands-on, real-life patient care while preparing for the State Registered Nursing Assistant Certification.

  • Two injured in KY 76 crash

     

    Two Campbellsville residents were injured and, at press time, remain at a Louisville hospital for treatment after a two-vehicle crash Thursday night.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Manuel Mings, 54, of Roberts Road, was traveling east on KY 76 in a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe at about 5:50 p.m. Ocilla Perkins, 69, of Speck Ridge Road, was traveling west in a 2000 Chevy Cavalier.